Michele Bachman and the young activist

Michelle Bachman got an ear full from 8 year-old Elijah, just watch:

It's kind of hard to hear but apparently Elijah said that his Mom was gay and that she didn't need fixing. The look on Michelle's face is PRICELESS!

 

**UPDATE**  Here's an update from the person that actually took the video - Jennifer was kind enough to stop by and share the details:

I was the person that recorded this; the mom uploaded.

Sexuality is only political because ignorant people have made it so. To some people, it's a political stance-- to his mom, and him, it's a part of his life. He loves his mom and her partner.

Back to the story-- I was standing in line with Elijah and his mom. His mom was going to say something to her, but she got nervous and told me she wanted to leave. We were about to step out of the line but Elijah cried out, "Nooo!" He grabbed onto her coat and pulled her back in the line, saying he wanted to talk to her.

When we got up to Michele, he got a little stage fright. His mom just didn't want him to not say it because he was afraid, because she knew he would regret it if he didn't. I used to do ballet as a child, and before performances, I'd want to no do it-- my mom pushed me to perform. Afterwards, I'd run to her and tell her how happy I was. How is this any different? If we were shown a video of a child before a school play, or a recital, being pushed to perform and not give into stage fright, would we get the same reaction? My gut says no.

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  • It's Michele, not Michelle.

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    Thanks Cheryl.

  • In reply to Michael Lehet:

    It's Bachmann, not Bachman.

  • "Young activist" is a bit of a stretch! He was just repeating what his mother told him to say. I couldn't give a crap about her sexual orientation, but the use of her child as a political pawn is shameful.

  • In reply to Halcyon:

    Even if he "heard it from his mother" and she prodded him to say it....it's still TRUE!

  • In reply to Halcyon:

    "I couldn't give a crap about her sexual orientation, but the use of her child as a political pawn is shameful."

    Her son is a political pawn? He is probably just repeating something that his mom has told him in the past.

    So children are not allowed to have a say on whether their mom is normal based on their sexual preference?

  • In reply to xtrmntr:

    A kid that age doesn't know what a 'sexual preference' is.

    He's a pawn, a cute shill for the strident minority.

    I would say 'shame on the mother' but when it comes to pushing the gay agenda, they have no shame.

  • In reply to RegularGuy:

    What's this "gay agenda" that you're talking about? I never received a copy....perhaps you can share yours with me?

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    I was the person that recorded this; the mom uploaded.

    Sexuality is only political because ignorant people have made it so. To some people, it's a political stance-- to his mom, and him, it's a part of his life. He loves his mom and her partner.

    Back to the story-- I was standing in line with Elijah and his mom. His mom was going to say something to her, but she got nervous and told me she wanted to leave. We were about to step out of the line but Elijah cried out, "Nooo!" He grabbed onto her coat and pulled her back in the line, saying he wanted to talk to her.

    When we got up to Michele, he got a little stage fright. His mom just didn't want him to not say it because he was afraid, because she knew he would regret it if he didn't. I used to do ballet as a child, and before performances, I'd want to no do it-- my mom pushed me to perform. Afterwards, I'd run to her and tell her how happy I was. How is this any different? If we were shown a video of a child before a school play, or a recital, being pushed to perform and not give into stage fright, would we get the same reaction? My gut says no.

  • In reply to Jennifer Macara:

    THANK YOU for sharing this Jennifer!

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    In reply to Michael Lehet:

    No problem. I'm tired of people saying it's coached. Someone's even on the Youtube comment saying something they manager and workers may or may not have said. All they're saying is that the workers "think" the kid was put up to it, but no one can claim they heard any coaching going on. So we magically coached the kid with our mind? Some people will find any reason to be negative. Lol.

  • In reply to Jennifer Macara:

    This isn't about an art form. This is a child's life. And whether a parent is gay or straight that little boy should never have been allowed to become involved in this drama. He cannot possibly handle the emotional implications. Bachmann did the right thing...she waved goodbye and difn't draw him further into this.

  • That is just great! About time someone said something to batshit! Don't republican parents make their children do the same thing by repeating what their parents teach them to say? Come on, you cannot say they don't.

  • In reply to Brandi Wall:

    And they do it so we should do it back to them. Then when they do something else, we get to do something too.

    Gawd, how JUVENILE does THAT sound?

    Get yourself OUT of the Fifth grade.

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    In reply to RegularGuy:

    - Then when they do something else, we get to do something too.

    Uh, yeah, that's called "equal rights".

  • In reply to Brandi Wall:

    As a conservative I can actually say no...never taught my little children to become activists.

  • Look, I agree with the whole point here but the Mom should have confronted Bachmann. Stand up for yourself woman. Hate to see kids this young being used like this with the camera in his face, and it happens on both sides of the political aisle.

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    That is about as staged as you can get. I don't care what Jennifer said.

    If mommy has something to say to Bachmann be a grown up and tell her yourself instead of using your kid as a pawn.

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    In reply to Joe Slick:

    Some adults just lose their nerve. Maybe she was afraid she would cause a scene. Who knows. It happens.

    However, if you can PROVE that it was staged, go ahead. If what you claimed were true, he wouldn't hav3e whispered it to Bachman, he would have said it out loud for everyone to hear.

  • Who cares. I heard the muppets were communists, now that is real news.

  • In reply to James:

    Yes, those hairy little beasts surely are communists! All cuz the villain is "Tex Richman"

  • At that age I was super activist child. If someone were to attack my parent you can bet your sweet ass I would have had the nerve to speak up. Would the message have had as much impact if his mom said it herself? Heck no! I applaud his courage!

  • In reply to LCC-Catie D:

    "At that age I was super activist child."

    ^^^this is just silly.

    When you were in third grade you were stuffing your face with sloppy joes and getting your hand stuck in a pringles can just like the rest of us.

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    In reply to gwill:

    fyi: We took our 7 year old out to dinner last night in celebration of her wonderful performance at her christmas concert.....

    At one point during the dinner she stopped eating her fish and chips and said... "I don't really want this" "I dont like that the fish died"

    We as parents are meat eaters.... not a vegetarian anywhere in the family. But we are concerned about the environment, and our Daughter has always been very put off by harm to nature and particularly animals.

    So don't try to tell me that someone that young, who is raised by a set of gay parents, could not come up all by himself with the fact, that his mom does not need fixing, that he loves his parents very much, and is willing to tell some stranger that especially if he thinks that stranger is a threat to his family.

  • In reply to Chris Alemany:

    Did your 7 year old also say this in front of the president of the National Meat Association with a camera in her face? If she did your point may be relevant.

  • In reply to Chris Alemany:

    Monkey poo!

  • Please stop trying to portray this child as an "activist." That assertion is ridiculous. 8-year-old children are not activists. Stop trying to paint them as such in order to support your own myopic misguided agenda. It's repugnant. He is nothing more than a political pawn. Shame on the "adult" in this video for allowing the child to be subjected to this situation. The child clearly is not comfortable with being used in this manner. Apparently the left will stoop as low as possible to try and gain political points. How disgusting and juvenile. The account given by the alleged photographer just don't add up and match the video. But I'm not surprised she's trying to spin it as innocent and all due to the child's wishes. She clearly has an agenda in posting the video. What a shame for "Elijah" to be easily exploited because of it.

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    In reply to Reality Check:

    Ok .... I agree that the child here is being exploited but are you really going to go there? The "right" has armies of little indoctrinated monsters that are programmed that gays are evil every single day.

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    I agree with the kids sentiment but it would mean more if the mom wasn't pushing him along. It looks to me in this video like someone put him up to it.

  • How 'bout a round of applause? Standing ovation!...I hate that song, but it's perfect for this situation

  • This is disgusting using a small child to ask a question the mother wants answered-what a fraud. What 8 year old would even know anything about homsexuality? The entire homosexual agenda sickens me.

  • In reply to FloridaJim:

    Again I ask: "What's this "gay agenda" that you're talking about? I never received a copy....perhaps you can share yours with me?"

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